Travel shopping

Fancy some travel-inspired gifts that evoke one of my favourite destinations? Then check out CNN’s article on 7 distinctly Thai Christmas gifts, which is a nice round-up of shopping inspiration.

It doesn’t, however, include one of my favourite travel books of all time, Very Thai. This book looks at Thai culture and pop culture through a lightly anthropological lens. Illustrated by some fantastic photography, both words and images will surely help you get more out of your Thai travels than any other book on the country. I bought my copy in Koh Lanta, anjd have treasured it ever since – whether travelling in Thailand or simply melting into my armchair at home dreaming of visiting that beautiful land.